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Happy New Year.. In Australia, 2013 got here about 20 hours ago.  The poppers have been popped.. The champagne has dried up…. The crowds have all retired to their beds to catch up on the sleep they missed out on.   All that preparation for one night and then it’s all gone, literally in a puff of smoke leftover from the fireworks. Every capital city has it’s own celebration and all are amazing events where people unite to bring the new year in.  Sydney has always been the benchmark, and this year, I finally made it into the city to join the crowds.

I was invited to a party and said yes, of course.  I  set off yesterday afternoon, took the train to the city, then the ferry across the harbour to where I needed to be.  I had a great night, met lovely new people and had a balcony view of the harbour.  Very special.  Thanks to my host for such a good night.  On the way, I took heaps of photos and the return journey this morning provided me with lots more photo opportunities.  I was a bit disappointed with the fireworks photos but I’ll show a small section of them.  I love the ones taken on the harbour but they still can’t convey the excitement that filled the air.  The crowds were friendly, happy and well behaved.  What a lovely way to see in a new year.  I need an early night tonight as I’m exhausted from all the celebrating but I’ll leave you with the images I  have of Sydney Harbour from 2012 to 2013.  I hope you enjoy them.

Happy Celebrating (or recovering, depending on where you are)….. Livvy 🙂

The beautiful Sydney Harbour BridgeSydney Opera HouseShore lineSunset from one of our vantage pointsFireworks from the balconymore fireworksreflection on the waterCremorne PointFrom the Mosman ferryAnother shot from the ferryCruise liner in dock city skylineThe bridge again